Managing and Working in Project Society

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Author: Rolf A. Lundin,Niklas Arvidsson,Tim Brady,Eskil Ekstedt,Christophe Midler,Jörg Sydow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107077656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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A selection of leading authorities on project organizing explore the effects, opportunities and challenges of a project society.

The Project Society

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Author: Anders Fogh Jensen

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: 9788779347229

Category: Philosophy

Page: 148

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Today work, leisure, love, health, holidays, schooling and self-development seem to be flowing together in one big, chaotic mess. But in this book, the philosopher Anders Fogh Jensen explains that this mess has its own order: the project. We are dealing with time, space and each other in new ways - marked by temporarity, uncertainty, ad hoc solutions, overbookings, cancellations and the absence of clear expectations to the individual. The temporary 'yes' dominates our daily lives as the passage from one thing to another has become a chronic condition. The logic of the project can be found e.g. in dancing, in administration, in health politics, in football, in our love lives, in corporate culture and in what used to be referred to as private life. The book delves into these highly diverse examples from everyday life - and arrives at a contemporary diagnosis on that backdrop, describing the possibilities and problems that are created by today's project society.

Distribution of plant-parasitic Nematode species in North America

a project of the Nematode Geographical Distribution Committee of the Society of Nematologists

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Author: Society of Nematologists. Nematode Geographical Distribution Committee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 205

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Enquiry and Project Based Learning

Students, School and Society

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Author: David Leat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650875

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Many teachers, schools, parents and community organisations feel that ‘standards’ education is not serving us well. It has proved ineffective at preparing many students for work, higher education and general wellbeing, nor does it keep students engaged and intrinsically motivated, capable of sustaining interest in education and learning. There is a supressed desire to transform educational outcomes, and enquiry based learning (EBL) and project based learning (PBL) are the prime candidates for achieving such a goal. EBL is education that is driven by curiosity, questions and problem solving, with the capacity to produce results that are equal to or better than standard outcomes. This new text provides a critical examination of EBL and PBL by exploring a wide range of international exemplars and considering the benefits, barriers and contradictions generated by the efforts of teachers and schools. Focusing on analytical frameworks and socio-cultural theory, areas covered include: enquiry and society what EPBL is learning through enquiry challenges for schools and teachers student outcomes and assessment teacher learning curriculum development. Enquiry and Project Based Learning offers analytical frameworks and practical guidance for students, teachers and all those interested in enquiry based learning, as well as presenting a balanced, purposeful and motivating alternative to mainstream educational practice.

Project E-Society: Building Bricks

6th IFIP Conference on e-Commerce, e-Business and e-Government (I3E 2006), October 11-13, 2006, Turku, Finland

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Author: Reima Suomi,Regis Cabral,J. Felix Hampe,Arto Heikkilä,Jonna Järveläinen,Eija Koskivaara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0387392297

Category: Computers

Page: 454

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13E 2006, the 6th in this series of IFIP conferences, marked the congregation of researchers and practitioners in the areas of e-Commerce, e-Business, and e-Government. The conference was sponsored by IFIP TC 6 in cooperation with TC 8 and TC 11. The conference provided a forum for researchers, engineers and interested users in academia, industry, and government to discuss the latest research, cutting-edge practice and upcoming trends in the growing areas of e-Commerce, e-Business, and particularly e-Government. Sophisticated applications as well as the underlying technology that supports such applications were discussed and demonstrated. The conference attracted a wide range of participants representing a significant community of researchers and practitioners from a broad range of countries. The conference was organized along parallel tracks, each track focusing on specific aspects of current research, industry applications, and public administration.

International Intervention in the Balkans since 1995

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Author: Peter Siani-Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134427808

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This volume offers an analysis of the activities of the international community in the Balkans since the 1995 Dayton Agreement. There has been substantial investment in the region but so far the gains have been limited and doubts remain as to the extent that sustainable security has been enhanced. There is a need for serious reassessment of policies and priorities, but this depends on a careful analysis of past successes and failures. The contributors seek to provide this by examining intervention, not just in terms of military action and the activities of major international agencies at state level, but also the activities of outside NGOs within the local environment.

Project-Based Organization in the Knowledge-Based Society

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Author: Mitsuru Kodama

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1908979496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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With the development of information technology in recent years, there is a growing need to merge different technologies and services, to develop products, services and business models that span different industries. Corporations must have processes through which they can access share, and integrate diverse knowledge. In this book, the author proposes a dynamic yet practical method for project leaders to integrate diverse knowledge distributed on projects network to develop new products, services and business models. Case studies on companies such as Vodafone, SHARP, Mitsubishi Electric, Canon, Sony, Matsushita Electric are considered. The book can be used by high-tech organizations from the standpoint of project management or team management for innovation. Contents:Project-Based OrganizationsProject Networks as Marketing Innovation — The Challenge of the Mobile Communications BusinessesBoundary Innovation Through Project Networks — J-Phone and Sharp Take on the Challenge of Camera-Loaded Mobile Phone DevelopmentRadical Innovation Through Integrative Competencies of Project-Based Organization: Case Study of Mitsubishi ElectricBusiness Model Innovation Through Boundary Management: Case Study of PlayStation by SonyBoundaries Synchronization: Case Study of Matsushita Electric and CanonUse of Project Formation to Stimulate Innovation in a Traditional Big Business: Case Study of Communications Businesses in JapanInnovation by Project-Based OrganizationsImplications and Conclusions Readership: Social scientists studying network theory and social capital, MBA and MOT students, and undergraduate students majoring in business and management. Keywords:Project Management;Knowledge Management;Technology Management;Strategy;Leadership;Innovation;Organizational Behavior;ITKey Features:Explains the role of projects network as focal points of knowledge creation and integration and also in cross-related collaborationCovers the distinctive challenges of managing through dynamic projects network in high-tech companiesFocuses on knowledge creation through managing abrasion and conflict between projects in a large corporation

Visions of the Social

Society as a Political Project in France, 1750-1950

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Author: Jean Terrier

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900420153X

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Taking the example of France between the Enlightenment and the Second World War and focusing especially on the connection between social theories and political projects, this book provides an original analysis of French scholarly debates on the nature of society.

Project Management

Knowledge for a Successful Career

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Author: Bruno Jenny

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 3728130842

Category:

Page: 288

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Subcontracting Peace

The Challenges of NGO Peacebuilding

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Author: Henry F. Carey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351148389

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

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Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have emerged as crucial actors in peacebuilding processes in post-conflict zones, contributing to the liberal state building project. NGOs, like any other organizations, have certain strengths and weaknesses, and face tradeoffs and contradictions in peacebuilding. Given increasing NGO experience in peacemaking and peacebuilding, this volume examines their relatively positive record, as well as the constraints, limitations, and sometimes contradictory impact of their activities and interventions.

Project Methods in Higher Education

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Author: Society for Research into Higher Education,Society for Research into Higher Education. Working Party on Teaching Methods. Techniques Group,Kenneth Adderley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Project method in teaching

Page: 93

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Enslaved Innocence

Child Labour in South Asia

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Author: Shakti Kak,Biswamoy Pati

Publisher: Primus Books

ISBN: 938060730X

Category: History

Page: 340

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Enslaved Innocence: Child Labour in South Asia explores the historical, economic, and social factors surrounding the issue of child labour. It is often argued that child labour is the result of under development, large families, or cultural practices. This volume attempts to highlight the structural factors in capitalist societies that have made such exploitation possible, and to place the issue of child labour in a theoretical framework relating to capitalist modes of production and the need for the generation of surplus for capital accumulation. Extremely exploitative labour processes bring out the supply and demand factors of child labour. The persistence of child labour in an era of high growth and high unemployment levels amongst adult men and women points to an economic system based heavily on exploitative labour relations. As we move further into the twenty-first century, the existence of child labour in the world is a reality which must be faced. It is within this context that the present volume takes into consideration the changing global economic conditions and focuses on issues and strategies for the eradication of child labour.

Postsocialism

Ideals, ideologies and practices in Eurasia

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Author: C.M. Hann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134504454

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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Social scientists did not predict the collapse of the socialist system in 1989-91 and their attempts to explain postsocialism have not been comprehensive. Economic disintegration and political instability have been documented, but the deeper causes have often gone unnoticed. Consequently the solutions proffered, such as the promotion of non-governmental organisations as the foundations of 'civil society', have so far brought little success. Postsocialism presents, for the first time, the anthropological responses to these problems which are all grounded in intensive fieldwork. The authors demonstrate that even when local conditions are specific, the view 'from below' illuminates macro trends. A wide range of topics are discussed, including: *the role of social and cultural capital in determining the 'winners' of rural decollectivization *the devaluation of blue collar labour *the position of Gypsies *the viability of 'multicultural' models in situations of religious differences and ethnic violence *new patterns of consumption in China *the revival of rituals and the healing of socialist 'trauma'. _

Music, Society, Education

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Author: Christopher Small

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819572233

Category: Music

Page: 248

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Cited by Soundpost as "remarkable and revolutionary" upon its publication in 1977, Music, Society, Education has become a classic in the study of music as a social force. Christopher Small sets out to examine the social implications of Western classical music, effects that until recently have been largely ignored or dismissed by most musicologists. He strives to view the Western musical tradition "through the mirror of these other musics [Balinese and African] as it were from the outside, and in so doing to learn something of the inner unspoken nature of Western culture as a whole." As series co-editor Robert Walser writes, "By pointing to the complicity of Western culture with Western imperialism, Small challenges us to create a future that is more humane than the past. And by writing a book that enables us to rethink so fundamentally our involvements with music, he teaches us how we might get there."

The State and Society

Peru in Comparative Perspective

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Author: Alfred C. Stepan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400868920

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

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Although the state's role in society has clearly expanded since the 1930s, its independent effect on social structure and change has been given little weight in modern political theories. To bring theory more into line with reality, Stepan proposes a new model of state autonomy which he shows to be particularly well suited for understanding political developments in the Iberian countries and their former Latin-American colonies. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.